Virtuoso wrapped up its Las Vegas Travel Week on F

first_imgVirtuoso wrapped up its Las Vegas Travel Week on Friday night with awards presented to this year’s most outstanding global travel advisors, agencies and partners,.“Virtuoso Travel Week is all about building authentic human connections that then translate into personal, more enriching experiences for clients, so it’s fitting that we close the week by recognizing those Virtuosos who put the most into their industry relationships,” said Virtuoso Chairman and CEO Matthew D. Upchurch. “The Virtuoso Awards promote the dedication of these agencies, advisors and partners, and serve as an inspiration to the entire network. Each year I’m amazed at how our members and partners go above and beyond to create a new standard, and I am very proud of these outstanding Virtuosos.” Agency/Advisor Awards (as voted by preferred partners)Most Hospitable Agency: Avenue Two Travel, Villanova, PennsylvaniaMost Innovative Advisor: Fernando Gonzalez, First in Service Travel, New York, New YorkVirtuoso Rising Star: Jessica Renshaw, Renshaw Travel, Vancouver, BC, CanadaMost Admired Advisor – Asia/Pacific: Tina Killeen, Spencer Travel, Sydney, AustraliaMost Admired Advisor – Canada: Cindy Ducasse, TTI Travel, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaMost Admired Advisor – Europe/Middle East/Africa: James Merrett, Black Tomato, London, UKMost Admired Advisor – Latin America/Caribbean: Fernanda Martin del Campo, ITG – International Travel Group, Mexico City, MexicoMost Admired Advisor – USA: Mickey Weill, Protravel International, Beverly Hills, CaliforniaPartner Awards (as voted by travel agency members)Airline of the Year: Emirates AirlineSpecialty Partner of the Year: Travelex Insurance ServicesSustainable Tourism Leadership – Partner: Wilderness SafarisCruise Line of the Year: AmaWaterways Virtuoso also honoured four outstanding cruise performers:Top Producer – Virtuoso Voyages: Gina Morovati, Northstar CruisesMost Innovative Advisor – Cruise Sales: Leah Bergner, Coastline Travel AdvisorsVirtuoso Cruise Ambassador of the Year – Member: Ruth Turpin, Cruises Etc. TravelVirtuoso Cruise Ambassador of the Year – Partner: Mark Conroy, Silversea Cruises awardsVirtuosolast_img read more